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Offline Florestan

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Your National Anthem of Choice
« on: June 23, 2021, 01:14:37 PM »
You are the Supreme Dictator, it's up to you which will be your country's national anthem. Name your choice.

Here is mine, hands down:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YVc0wBLri1A
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Re: Your National Anthem of Choice
« Reply #1 on: June 23, 2021, 06:32:49 PM »
I thought this was going to be about which country has the best national anthem, from a musical/melodic point of view. But everyone knows the answer is Russia.

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Re: Your National Anthem of Choice
« Reply #2 on: June 23, 2021, 08:23:04 PM »
You are the Supreme Dictator, it's up to you which will be your country's national anthem. Name your choice.

Here is mine, hands down:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YVc0wBLri1A

Excellent lyrics although having a national anthem reinforces the concept of “nation” which is why one day Scotland and England will separate.

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Re: Your National Anthem of Choice
« Reply #3 on: June 23, 2021, 08:57:56 PM »
France?
"Courage is going from failure to failure without losing enthusiasm" (Churchill).

'The test of a work of art is, in the end, our affection for it, not our ability to explain why it is good' (Stanley Kubrick).

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Re: Your National Anthem of Choice
« Reply #4 on: June 25, 2021, 12:35:47 AM »
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« Reply #5 on: June 25, 2021, 12:43:15 AM »
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Re: Your National Anthem of Choice
« Reply #6 on: June 26, 2021, 05:41:53 AM »
I thought this was going to be about which country has the best national anthem, from a musical/melodic point of view. But everyone knows the answer is Russia.

You mean Bozhe tsarya khrany, right?  If yes, and speaking of former national anthems, I agree that it's a great gorgeous tune, on a par with Cara al sol and Giovinezza. ;D



« Last Edit: June 26, 2021, 05:45:40 AM by Florestan »
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Re: Your National Anthem of Choice
« Reply #7 on: June 26, 2021, 05:42:18 AM »
« Last Edit: June 26, 2021, 05:44:01 AM by Florestan »
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Re: Your National Anthem of Choice
« Reply #8 on: June 26, 2021, 06:37:10 AM »
Not official national anthems past or present with one exception (Riego) but great tunes, regardless of lyrics:

|Oriamendi --- Spanish, Traditional Monarchist https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=StMf4QKgtL0

Bandiera rossa - Italian, Communist https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aMpdHhuT-is

Himno de Riego --- Spanish, Liberal, Republican https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IqarvkV3puI

Sfântă tinereţe legionară --- Romanian, Quasi-Fascist: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zG2LdB2ypYo



And my favorites, all Romanian:

Saltă, Române! --- Revolutionary, 1848: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RpswGhD_rzk

Sfânta Zi De Libertate --- Ditto: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1qUQHSDB92E

Marșul lui Iancu --- Ditto (Transylvanian): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=brieZE8Nejo

La arme, pentru neam și pentru rege!! --- Patriotic, Monarchist https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jqEdJwJMHVI

Treceți batalioane române Carpații --- the battle hymn of the Romanian Army, WWI 1916-1920 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dgvh4n6046U

Please listen to them all and evaluate them according to your own musical preferences. Thank you.

NB: The 1848 Revolution in Wallachia and Moldavia was directed not that much against the de jure suzerain Ottoman Empire as against the de facto sovereign Russian Empire, while in Transylvania it was directed not that much against the de jure suzerain Austrian Empire as against the de facto nascent Hungarian hegemony.
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Re: Your National Anthem of Choice
« Reply #9 on: July 01, 2021, 06:38:18 PM »
Great tune. Thanks for sharing  :)


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Re: Your National Anthem of Choice
« Reply #10 on: July 04, 2021, 12:34:25 PM »
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7rZeEoKIOYc

Trăiască Regele!

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Long Live the King!

That is, the title and the first line of the national anthem of the Kingdom of Romania, 1866 - 1947, my country of choice,  my one and only allegiance of choice!




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Re: Your National Anthem of Choice
« Reply #11 on: July 04, 2021, 08:43:45 PM »
the Kingdom of Romania, 1866 - 1947, my country of choice,  my one and only allegiance of choice!

This is what I like to think, that I am in the place best suited for me. :)

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Re: Your National Anthem of Choice
« Reply #12 on: July 05, 2021, 04:18:09 AM »
This is what I like to think, that I am in the place best suited for me. :)

 8)

Btw, I'm currently on holiday at a Black Sea resort very near Ovidiu on the map above; Ovidiu being the Romanian for Ovid.
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Re: Your National Anthem of Choice
« Reply #13 on: July 05, 2021, 08:27:18 PM »
8)

Btw, I'm currently on holiday at a Black Sea resort very near Ovidiu on the map above; Ovidiu being the Romanian for Ovid.

It’s very nice to have some coastline in one’s country. Enjoy the rest of your holiday. 8)